What do you do with 2-3 lbs of very overripe bananas? Obviously you can bake all day - banana breads - banana muffins - banana baked anything! But why bake when you can whiz up ice-cream?
This is Banana "Ice-Cream" from TEV. What I love about this treat...
-Simple & quick to make.
-No ice-cream maker needed (just food processor).
-Delicious soft-serve texture.
-Wholesome and can be soy-free.
-You can vary it with sweeteners, flavorings, chocolate, nuts, etc.
-Kids love it!
In fact, I served it to our older girl and she said "mmmmm, mom, this is yummy. This is the bestest ice-cream I've ever had!". This from my very food-choosy girl. Our younger daughter ate it after first coating her arms, feet, and high-chair (guess she knows bananas are good for the skin - ha). She's also 'choosy', but does enjoy munching on the odd shoe, book, and of course any choking hazard in range (oh, my stress level)!
Couple of notes:
- It IS best freshly made and hardens a lot once refrozen with a textural change. You can re blend it though, or make smaller batches.
- Measuring the frozen banana chunks is far from exact, so add the soy (or other non-dairy) milk in small amounts to start until you're happy with the taste/texture.
Instead of freezing bananas whole, when overripe I remove the peels, slice them, and put them in a ziploc container (about 4 cup size). Then, when frozen, I can wedge out chunks with a butter knife and use in smoothies, ice-cream, etc. Even better would be to lay the slices/chunks individually on a large lined baking sheet, place in freezer on sheet, and then transfer frozen chunks to a container (so they don't stick together). For me, the route of less steps works best, so straight into the container they go!
Now, about ice-cream... has anyone else noticed a change in Soy Delicious Decadent ice-cream? Unfortunately, not a good change, imo. I have always lovedthe Peanut Butter Zig-Zag. I've dug into a couple of pints lately that have no pb zigged or zagged in there - just sort of blended with the chocolate - what? Also, I tried two pints of the Praline Pecan (which I USED to love), and the ice-cream tastes like they have used flax in there that has gone rancid. Ditto for the white mint-y part of the Chunky Mint Madness. I'm pretty certain I know my ice-creams... what's going on? Am I the only one noticing this?...